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White Paper: How to Determine the Safety of a Food Contact Adhesive

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe”, Henkel presents a new whitepaper on the topic of how to determine the safety of a food contact adhesive. In his whitepaper, Henkel expert Dr. Joerg Feesche explains what the company does to constantly improve its adhesive portfolio to fulfill customer demand and legal requirements.



One important premise of food contact legislation is preventing food contact materials from endangering human health. It is up to the manufacturer of the food contact material to check whether their material releases certain chemicals and to assess whether or not these are likely to impact human health. However, there is no special regulation explicitly covering food contact adhesives. Dr. Joerg Feesche provides a summary, as well as information and insights into relevant regulations and risk assessment. Interested people can visit to register for the premium area, where the whitepapers can be found along with a comprehensive glossary and further videos covering a range of key issues on food safe packaging adhesives.